Double Braided Bun
Box braids: Week 8/Approximately 4 months to go…
Ok… I keep looking for creative ways to keep my do interesting and creative ways to tuck away my ends. This weekend, I experimented with a lot of different ways to wear a ponytail. I’ve tried a high pony and tucked under ends. Didn’t like it. I’ve tried to make a long cornrow down the back. Nuh, uh. That didn’t work either. Then I tried to make a bun with a hair stick. That was kinda cute, but hair sticks pull my hair. Then I tried taking the hair stick out and securing it with other things, clips, plastic hair pins etc. That pulled my hair and scalp too no matter how I positioned them. And oh yeah, I did a knotted chignon…cute, but it didn’t stand a chance under my hood and quickly came undone. So I finally decided to pull my plaits back and create one large braid. I tucked it under and secured it with a plastic hair pin. Then I took a beaded bracelette, placed it over the braid and secured the ends with plastic hair pins.
Hmmm…me likey. If I can stand the hair pins against my scalp, I think I’ve got my do for the week.
Random thought: It just slays me when people question someone else’s desire for length. The last time I saw that questioned on a hair board, the poster wanted to know what the big deal was since nappy hair doesn’t show its length. Now I have long since stopped posting my reasons for being obsessed with wanting really long hair. But this time I did, and my answer is always the same. First, I want it simply because I want it. Second, although most natural styles don’t show true length, the length is there nonetheless, and there are things that I can do with 16 inches of nappy hair that I couldn’t have done with six. This style is mos def one of them. Although my braided bun is small, this do would not be possible if my hair wasn’t as long as it is now. So yes Virginia, length does have its advantages and wearing braids, depending on how you style them) can be one of the best ways to show off some of that length.